Detroit resident George Talley has reason to celebrate after finding out that his classic Chevrolet Corvette is coming home 33 years after being stolen, and General Motors is helping get it back to him.

Talley last saw his 1979 'Vette in July of 1981 when he had it parked on a Detroit street. Unfortunately, thieves made off with it. Talley filed a police report, but after three decades, he had understandably given up any hope of getting the sports coupe back. However, out of the blue last week, he received a call that Mississippi police recovered the car, and it was ready to pick up. While the condition probably isn't as nice as Talley left it, the Corvette reportedly still runs.

According to our partners at AOL Autos, GM is even stepping up to support him by covering the cost of shipping the Corvette back to the Motor City. Scroll down to watch the rest of this heartwarming story.
Man Finds Stolen '79 Corvette 33 Years Later


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      BlackandMild
      • 6 Months Ago
      Intriguing story Awesome outcome
      David
      • 6 Months Ago
      Nice that he got it back, now what about the insurance payment he recieved?
        atc98092
        • 6 Months Ago
        @David
        If insurance paid, they now own it. He has no claim to it. Of course, he might be able to work out something with them. Nah, this is an insurance company we are talking about. They'd want current value, not what they paid out, along with interest of course!
      James
      • 6 Months Ago
      LOL. an emissions choked C3. I would not miss that fiberglass turd for a minute. He is a moron for buying it in the first place. He should have bought a REAL car, like a 911.
        RevB
        • 4 Months Ago
        @James

        I had one and smoked a 911! Keep driving your B210! 

      redssstew
      • 6 Months Ago
      Ok, that was a "Corny Story". Im Happy for the Guy, but this must have been a Slow News Day!
      Koenigsegg
      • 6 Months Ago
      Umm just give him a brand new stingray
      rchoutsron
      • 6 Months Ago
      Keep us up to date on this fantastic tale.